June 2008

Rotating Gearwheels

Trigonometry
While the solution could easily grow into a profound setup among the rules of Trigonometry, doing the initial calculations by hand will save us some time (and hassle). As there’s a fixed relation between the rotation of the different gearwheels and their diameter, it’s merely a matter of linking each wheel to a master wheel, add compensation for the differences in circumference and use the master wheel to control the rotation and speed for all of hem.

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